Commit 54386467 authored by Jesse Brandeburg's avatar Jesse Brandeburg Committed by David S. Miller
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ixgbe: fix link down initial state

As reported by Andrew Lutomirski <>

All the intel wired ethernet drivers were calling netif_carrier_off
and netif_stop_queue (or variants) before calling register_netdevice

This is incorrect behavior as was pointed out by davem, and causes
ifconfig and friends to report a strange state before first link
after the driver was loaded, since without a netif_carrier_off, the stack
assumes carrier_on, but before register_netdev, netlink messages are not
sent out telling link state.

This apparently confused *some* versions of networkmanager.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJesse Brandeburg <>
Reported-by: default avatarAndrew Lutomirski <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJeff Kirsher <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 3ef8e4e9
......@@ -3459,6 +3459,8 @@ static int ixgbe_open(struct net_device *netdev)
if (test_bit(__IXGBE_TESTING, &adapter->state))
return -EBUSY;
/* allocate transmit descriptors */
err = ixgbe_setup_all_tx_resources(adapter);
if (err)
......@@ -4772,13 +4774,14 @@ static int __devinit ixgbe_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev,
/* reset the hardware with the new settings */
strcpy(netdev->name, "eth%d");
err = register_netdev(netdev);
if (err)
goto err_register;
/* carrier off reporting is important to ethtool even BEFORE open */
if (dca_add_requester(&pdev->dev) == 0) {
adapter->flags |= IXGBE_FLAG_DCA_ENABLED;
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